Time for Change in the NHL and NBA

Recently, Buffalo Sabres fans in attendance for “Tank Night” were cheering openly for their team to lose to the visiting Arizona Coyotes. When the Sabres tied the game near the end of the third period, the goal announcement drew boos from the home crowd, as did the horn signaling the end of regulation (presumably because…

March Madness Viewing Tips

  Hello friends, and welcome back to March Madness. It’s a thrilling time for fans of hoops and basketballing. You deserve to maximize your enjoyment from the NCAA Tournament. I am a master of maximizing pleasure, at least according to everything except for my wife hahaha that is humor. Here are tips for getting the…

LeBron's Decision to Chase Championships

Last summer’s low-key “decision” to come back to Cleveland was much less shocking than LeBron James’ first decision. Roster limitations as a result of aging and the salary cap held back the dynasty potential of the Miami Heat, and many around James felt he regretted the way he left his hometown team in 2010 and…

2014-15 NBA Preview

As we have seen early on with the injuries to Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal and LeBron’s move to Cleveland, one injury or personnel move can completely change the season outlook for a team, division, or conference. No preview is truly a crystal ball, but as the NBA enters its most prolific era since the…

In Hinkie We Trust? Year Two of the Sixers Rebuild.

Last week, the last Sixer from the Comcast ownership years was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved, and Miami’s 2015 first round pick. Thad Young had always been a consistent and hard-working player since he was drafted by the Sixers in 2007 after spending a year at Georgia Tech….

Gender, Sports, and Becky Hammon

When the news first came across the wire it read like any other coaching acquisition, “Spurs Hire Hammon as Assistant Coach,” but those who follow basketball recognized the news as significant considering the only Hammon currently recognized in the basketball world is retiring WNBA player Becky Hammon. Hammon has spent the last 16 seasons playing…

Finding Love in the NBA

Every couple of years, an established or potential star, typically in a smaller market, becomes disgruntled after the team that drafted and developed him cannot deliver what the player feels he deserves. This tradition, popularized by Wilt Chamberlain in the late 1960s, has led to regular movement of top players as their teams are forced…

The NBA Goes to Summer Camp

Over the last decade, the visibility of the NBA’s summer leagues have increased exponentially. NBA teams recognize the importance in getting their young players competitive run so they can grow and be scouted, and streaming allows fans to watch all the games featuring their team’s draft picks and possible contributors. Last Night’s championship in Las…

LeBron's Mature Decision

As free agency entered its second week, things got noticeably more tense throughout the NBA as the league waited for LeBron James to officially agree to return to Miami.  It seemed as though James was suddenly unsure about the future of the Big Three and where he should spend the next four or five years…

The Decision 2: Electric Bugaloo — Looking at NBA Free Agency

The period in which NBA teams can begin talking to free agents opened at midnight on July 1, but things will not really get rolling until one man decides on where he will play in the future: C.J. Miles. In all seriousness, as the league waits for LeBron James to make the second major decision…